The '''American Petroleum Institute''' ('''API''') is the largest U.S industry trade group|trade association
for the oil and natural gas industry. It claims to represent about 400 corporations involved in extraction of petroleum|production
, oil refinery|refinement
, pipeline transport|distribution
, and many other aspects of the petroleum industry
The association’s chief functions on behalf of the industry include advocacy
with governmental, legal, and regulatory agencies; research
into economic, toxicological, and environmental effects; establishment and certification of industry standards; and education outreach
API both funds and conducts research related to many aspects of the petroleum industry.
The current Chief executive officer|CEO
is Jack Gerard
It has many front group
s, including the NH Energy Forum
that in August...